Featured Wines of the Week 7/17/2017

“Featured Wines” are a new aspect of our menu to showcase varietals, regions, and styles that we love. In honor of our upcoming wine dinner on July 24th, we have two wines this week that highlight the region Vallee d’Aoste in Northern Italy. Our event is sold out and we are so looking forward to that evening. In featuring these wines, more people to have the opportunity partake in the fun and adventure!

Both of this week’s wines are from the Grosjean family winery. Their Fumin has been on our wine list for several years. We love this winery because, in addition to making great wines, they employ all organic and natural farming methods and completely avoid the use of pesticides. The winery was established in 1781 and has been passed generationally since.

Vallee d’Aoste is Italy’s smallest and highest elevation D.O.C. Surrounded by the alps, the hot, arid summers are perfect for winemaking and the sloped hills make mechanical farming methods nearly impossible.

The white wine feature is Petite Arvine. 70% of the wine is aged on lees while the other 30% is barrique aged. The result is a complex, balanced wine with great acid structure and reminiscent of pink grapefruit. Try this with our Seared Ahi Tuna.

The featured red is their Gamay. Traditionally a Burgundian varietal, gamay grows well on the high, steep slopes of the winery. The gamay is harvested in mid-september and aged in stainless steel tanks. The finished product shows soft tannins and a strawberry bouquet. Try this with our Meat Plate!

Each wine is $12 per glass and $48 per bottle. Half glass pours ($6) are also available.

If you would like to know more about the Grosjean label please click HERE.

Valle d’Aosta Wine Dinner Monday 7/24 7pm

Please join us on Monday July 24th at 7pm, along with John Paine of Rosenthal Wine Merchants and Kate Eckblad of Rootstock Wine Company, for a lovely dinner exploring the wines of the smallest (and most elevated) grape growing region of Italy, Valle d’Aosta. Bordered by France and Switzerland, this region in the uppermost corner of Italy is home to quite a few native varietals you may have not yet heard of.

Chef Dan Berger has put together a beautiful menu to highlight the wines & food traditions of Valle d’Aosta, as well as summer produce in Minnesota. We hope you will join us.

Reservations are quite limited. Make yours now by calling 612.354.7060

Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle Metodo Classico,
Ermes Pavese 2013
House-cured Bresoala, Cultured Butter, Black Bread

Petite Arvine, Grosjean 2014
Buratta with Local Raw & Cooked Vegetables
caeser dressing, dill pollen

Petite Rouge, Danilo Thomain Enfer d’Arvier 2014
Potato Gnocchi, Sweet Corn, Chanterelles

Fumin, Grosjean 2009
Roasted Duck Breast & Leg, Figs, Polenta

Vino de Uve Stramatura “Ninive”, Ermes Pavese 2013
Milk & Honey Panna Cotta, Peaches, Anise cookie

$70 includes tax

Happy Independence Day!

Nightingale will be closed Tuesday July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

We will reopen Wednesday July 5th at 4 P.M. for regular service. We look forward to seeing you!

Please call 612.354.7060 for reservations.

New Market Salad

Enjoy the flavors of summer with our new Market Salad. This one features delicate butter lettuce, cherries, pecorino fresca, and a marcona almond vinaigrette.

Have a Happy and Safe Pride weekend!

More Summer Menu Items!

Thanks for a great party this weekend for Open Streets!

Visit us this week and try our delicious new summer menu items: Avocado Toast served on housemade brown rice bread with pickled ramp gremolata or Seared Ahi Tuna on lush bed of white beans and garlic aioli. The weather is great and we have the perfect answer to whatever you’re in the mood for.

As always, please call 612.354.7060 for reservations.

Open Streets 2017

Hello Friends,

This Sunday, June 4th, is the 6th Annual Open Streets Festival.  Lyndale Avenue will be closed to car traffic and open to pedestrians and bicycles. Open Streets is sponsored in part by the City of Minneapolis is order to promote local business and to reframe our streets as public spaces.  We are very excited for this event.  We will have specials all day and there may even be, weather permitting, a couple guest stars from our sister restaurant, Tilt.  (Think–playing pinball outside!).

You can learn more about Open Streets here.

Happy Summer!

Asparagus is back!

One of our yearly spring favorites has returned to the menu!  This will be the 4th year the Asparagus dish as appeared on the menu.  Fresh, grilled asparagus served with a housemade garlicky, gingery kimchi and miso hollandaise.  Come enjoy and sample our other new spring menu items! New hits include the Carrot & Goat Cheese Ravioli with pea shoot pesto as well as the English Pea Tartare with coconut cream and radishes.  Spring is short lived and these dishes highlight the best of the season.

We look forward to serving you.  As always, please call 612.354.7060

And a huge Thank You to everyone who dined with us for Mother’s Day!

Dine Out for Life Success

Big thanks to everyone who came out for Dine Out for Life last week!  It was a fun and great night!  Because of you, we were able to raise over $1000 for the Aliveness Project. Thank you so much for your activism and support!

Dine Out For Life

This Thursday, April 27th is the annual Dine Out For Life Event.  We are excited to participate again this year!  We will be donating 35% of our dinner sales to this great cause.  All proceeds from this event benefit The Aliveness Project, an organization that works to help people living with HIV and AIDS.

We would love for you to join us for this great event!

Reservations are recommended.  Please call us at 612.354.7060

More information about the event can be found at: https://www.diningoutforlife.com/

Spring Cocktails

Our spring cocktail list debuts today!  Please come check out our new stunners and enjoy them on our patio while you replenish your vitamin D!  Some new favorites are the Bing, Bang, Boom and a new version of the Tally Ho.  The Tally Ho was a pervious patio-sipping-favorite and the Tally Ho #2 features Cucumber infused Bombay Gin, St. Germaine, Bitterman’s Quinine liqueur, sparkling water! The Bing, Bang, Boom features Medley Bros. Bourbon, Alessia Bianco Vermouth, Rhubarb, and Anya’s 5 Spice Bitters.

Please click on the DRINKS button on our webpage to view our full cocktail list.

As always, reservations can be made by calling 612.354.7060

Happy Spring and we look forward to serving you!